Forrest Middle teams out of World Tournament
The only hosting the Forrest Middle School teams will be doing this week at the World Tournament is off the court after both squads were eliminated Monday night in first round action.
The FMS girls trailed for much of the first half versus Community until a late second quarter run sparked by some good defense and the hot hand of Savannah Brothers who nailed a go ahead three-pointer as time ran out in the first half.
The Viqueens played a solid second half, opening up a 23-20 lead after three periods.
Community seventh grader Jamie Demombreum went off the planet in the second half, pouring in 14 of her game high 24 points as Community won the contest 35-28, eliminating the Lady Rockets.
Brothers led the Lady Rockets in scoring with 17 points.
The FMS boys held a slim first quarter lead before Community came back to lead by three at 10-7.
Lucas Pruitt's rebound and put-back late in the period left the Rockets trailing by one point, 10-9 after six minutes.
Community pulled ahead in the second quarter to lead 20-14 at the half.
The Vikings maintained the lead throughout the third period and pulled away in the fourth quarter, securing the 42-27 first round win.
It will be a Community versus MTCS match-up in girls and boys action, beginning at 4pm on Thursday.
Blake Fanning led Community with 20.
Ty Hoeft led the Rockets with 13 points, Pruitt had 9, and Blake Leonard scored 5.
Forrest swept in Woodbury
The Forrest high school teams travelled to Cannon County Monday night, coming home blue after ending up on the losing side of the ledger.
The Lady Rockets (5-2) fell 62-50 to the undefeated Lady Lions (8-0), while the Rockets lost a tough 58-56 ballgame.
The Lady Rockets fell behind early, trailing 19-11 after one quarter, but came back to outscore Cannon County 17-14 in the second period to trail by just 5 points, 33-28 at the half.
Cannon County pulled away again; leading after three periods before Forrest came back, cutting the lead to five points again with two minutes to play in the game.
The Lady Lions made their free throws down the stretch to win by the 12-point final margin.
Beth Hawn had 16 for Forrest and Christina Curtner was also in double figures with 10.
The Rockets suffered a tough 58-56 loss to the host Lions, losing the lead in the last 20 seconds of the ballgame.
Forrest, 1-6 on the season travels to F.C. Boyd on Tuesday and to Lynchburg Friday night.